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Chicago Dental Society President Michael J. Stablein, DDS, PhD, died Sunday, Nov. 14, in Mexico City. He was 61.

Dr. Stablein was an active member of organized dentistry since his graduation from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1978. Dr. Stablein was elected treasurer of the Chicago Dental Society in 2006, and rose through the offices. His term as president began Jan. 1, 2010.

For more information about Dr. Stablein's accomplished career and his family, click here.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 991 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Michael Stablein Memorial Fund, 5530 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60641.

At the CDS offices, expressions of sympathy are coming in from Dr. Stablein's friends around the world. Representatives of the Northwest Indiana Dental Society and the Journées Dentaires de Nice sent their condolences to all members of the Chicago Dental Society and the Stablein family.
From the Associazione Italiana Odontoiatri:
On behalf of the Associazione Italiana Odontoiatri, AIO, and its President, Dr. Salvatore Rampulla, I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to his wife, Dr. Caroline Scholtz, his children Michael, Gabriela, Andrew and Amelia, as well as to his friends from the Chicago Dental Society and from all over.
Michael has been appreciated for his human qualities and his professional capacities. Michael has been a friend. We all will miss him and keep shared moments in our minds.
Dr. Gerhard Konrad Seeberger
Dr. Salvatore Rampulla

California dentist Ben Tarsitano sent the following note:

Dr. Michael Stablein was my friend and colleague. For those of you who never met Michael, you really missed a prince of a man who represented the absolute best in dentistry and life. For those of
us who knew him, we are saddened but we have his memory.

From Dr. Orlando Monteiro da Silva, President-elect of the FDI World Dental Federation and President of the Portuguese Dental Association:
There are no words to be written or said. As I am unable to personally express to all CDS colleagues and to Dr. Stablein's family my condolences for the sad news, please accept in this way my heartfelt respects. I'll always keep in mind Michael's image of sympathy, kindness and integrity.